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Exercise for Dogs

Most veterinarians will caution pet owners not to exercise a dog right after feeding him. This is certainly true of strenuous exercise, which can make a dog throw up and can lead to gastric torsion. A recent study by the Divisions of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell... read more

Phantom Pregnancy / False Pregnancy

Definition of False PregnancyFalse pregnancy, also called pseudopregnancy, is common in intact female dogs. It usually occurs somewhere between 6 and 12 weeks after a bitch goes through her normal heat cycle and is caused by an exaggerated response to normal hormonal... read more

Punishing a Puppy

Punishing a Puppy I think the message I have is that we cannot ever expect a puppy to think human…therefore it is quite reasonable for us to think like a dog……A very good book on the market is called Think Dog…by the late John Fisher, well... read more

Bobby

Bobby Have you heard of Bobby a Skye Terrier?When his owner John Grey died in February 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Bobby remained loyal to his owner, staying by his masters graveside and keeping vigil for 14 years. In 1867 a law was passed requiring all... read more

Dominance in Dogs Barry Eaton

DOMINANCE IN DOGSFact or Fiction? Since the early 1960s, as professional pet dog training developed as an industry, many dog training instructors have based their methods on the theory that an owner must ‘dominate’ his or her dog, including the use of ‘pack... read more

Kennel Cough Dogs and Cats

Beware Kennel Cough Kennel cough is not serious, but some dogs can become seriously ill from kennel cough infection (especially very young, very old ). Whenever a dog is coughing, a visit to the vet is highly recommended to sort out possible diagnoses and treatment... read more

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS SHOULD YOU ASK YOUR CAT TO LIVE WITH A DOG?If you have cats that are not used to dogs, you should think carefully before doing this.  If you must, then make sure it is a puppy as young as possible. Chasing breeds like greyhounds or... read more

Dog and Cat Allergies

There is no breed of dog not even a Poodle or Chihuahua that will not trigger sneezes, rashes or asthmatic reactions. Allergic reactions can vary from dog to dog or cat to cat according to Jonathan Corren Clinical Professor of medicine and Director of the Allergy... read more

Pups bought on the Internet

Pups bought on the Internet More people are buying pups on line or through pet shops and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from these outlets which are often used by puppy farmers, require long term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months.... read more

Moving to Spain with your pets

Moving to Spain with your pets Even before you move to Spain, it’s advisable to start looking for Veterinary clinics in the area you are moving to. When you arrive in Spain take into consideration, and don’t be afraid to ask around neighbours and friends for... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid.If your pet is given a pet... read more

Ceaser Millan is he a good guy or a bad guy?

Ceaser Millan is he a good guy or a bad guy? I have been involved in dog training for over 55 years during which time I have used methods that I was taught in the Israeli Police and some which I invented for my own working systems.All those involved in the UK  canine... read more

Before You Buy a Dog

Owning a dog has many benefits, but it is also very important to remember that it is long-term commitment and responsibility. Dogs are not toys that can be put away in a cupboard when you are bored with them. If you are considering taking on a puppy, perhaps you... read more

Is the Rottweiler the right dog for

The Rottweiler is the current “fad” guard/macho dog of the moment. For four years running, it has been the second most-popular American Kennel Club registered breed. The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much... read more

Dog Died

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.   The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.   She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize... read more

Divorce- Will Your Dog Come Off Worse?

Divorce is a sad fact of life. These human problems can cause stress to dogs. A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and a way of life, that relies on us for their mental, physical and emotional welfare. Dogs of course are frequently denied consideration... read more

A Pet

A Pet A pet is a cuddly little thing, Joy and laughter it will bring. If your pet has way too much fur, Expect it to bark or maybe just purr. A pet could become a very close friend, Treat it nice, lots of love it shall send. It has the potential to cheer you up, Right... read more

New Baby and the Family Dog

I always advise that as soon as you are aware that there will be a new baby in the house, begin to prepare your family dog. Do not leave it until the new baby arrives. It is important that your dog associates the new baby with as few disruptions as possible. It is... read more

Tellington TTouch®

Introduction – Does your dog snap at other dogs or pull like a train on the lead?  – Is firework season a real nightmare for him?  – Does he seem really uncooperative when you try to groom him? – Do you have a cat who is excessively timid or... read more

Rescue Pets

Rescue DogsPet Companionship Can Be Healthy Benefit To People For years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives.Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new... read more

A Dogs last will and testement

A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

Beware

Every year unscrupulous persons calling themselves behaviourists, animal consultants, pet advisers, trainers, etc are fleecing thousands of dog owners throughout the world. There are a number of genuine people who provide a really good service but there are many more... read more

Dogs From Animal Shelters

Often I am asked, “Is it better to have a pedigree puppy or get one from the local animal shelter “? I always recommend that one should try to adopt a rescue dog from an animal shelter. These dogs have so much love and companionship and are so easy to... read more

DOGS die in hot cars

DOGS die in hot DOGS die in hot cars Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you are going out in the car think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny... read more

Husky horror attack

Husky horrorA three year old girl Maddison needed 80 stitches after she was set upon when she went to stroke the family pet just before she was taken to bed. The husky called Zeus jumped forward and bit the toddler on the cheek. Maddison was taken to hospital where... read more

Rottweillers raised correctly do not bite

Rottweillers raised correctly don’t bite Those who say Rottweillers are naturally mean are wrong. Rottweillers raised correctly don’t bite. The typical story we see is a dog is part of a family unit and a baby comes in and is seen as the interloper. The... read more

Crate Training

Many people think this is cruel, as they would certainly not want to be locked in a crate (note that dog crate and dog cage are the same thing) for any length of time themselves. Well, this is not the case for dogs who are ‘den’ animals. Just look at where... read more

Administration of Tablets

Administration of TabletsMany drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However, if your dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily irrespective of how pleasant it may taste.... read more

Holidays with your pet

Will my pets be ok with a stranger? I am glad you ask this question.Dogs are creatures that do not live in the past or indeed in the future, they are present living creatures. Present living means they react to what is happening now. They do not sit thinking I wonder... read more

Flea Prevention

Flea PreventionFleas are ugly, nasty parasites that are one of the most difficult critters to get rid of. Which is why, prevention – all year long, is necessary. Fleas are about ¼-inch long, are black/brown in colour, have no wings but do have long hind legs,... read more

Compare dog to Car

Ever thought about comparing a dog to a car?No I am not crazy. Get in car and put on your seat beltGo out with dog put on the leadPut the car in gear and drive at your speedWalk at your pace with your dogDrive fast in the carRun with your dogTraffic lights ahead at... read more

Pet Rules

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height. Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food... read more

Preventing dog bites

Preventing dog bites Every week in my book It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and while the issue might seem small to some, millions of people worldwide are bitten by dogs each year. And some require immediate medical attention even rabies shots to treat... read more

Can dogs see colours?

Can dogs see colours?  Answer: Yes Are dogs colour blind?  Answer: Yes Let me explain these two answers to you in a bit more in detail. Dogs can see coloursDogs not only see in shades of grey but also can see distinct colours contrary to what most people belief. About... read more

Dear God

Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you inHeaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dogEven though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. IAm... read more

Reward vs Clicker Training

Reward vs Clicker Training Everyone who owns a dog wants it to be well behaved. But dogs don’t come to us knowing what ‘well behaved’ means in the human world. Therefore, it is up to us to teach them.But how do we train a dog to do what we want it to... read more

Pooing in the House

Pooing in the House Dogs do everything in their lives by scent. In fact dogs do not use their eyes like humans, but that is a another subject.If your dog can smell poo odor in the house that means this is the place to poo. Your email indicates he can smell poo on the... read more

Walk & Talk

Walk & Talk So often in my classes I emphasis the importance of walking and talking to a dog.Dogs love it when you speak to them,you will find if you continually talk softly to your pet this will make your pet pay more attention to you and not stray far from you... read more

Quarantine Rules Changed

Quarantine Rules ChangedFrom 6 months to 21 days If intend to return to the UK from Spain with your pet you need to be aware of the changes to the UK pet entry rules that take effect on 1 January 2012. Pets now in quarantine Pet owners with pets entering quarantine... read more

Food Secrets

Food Secrets By David the DogmanDog foods do vary in quality. So do the companies that make the foods. To some companies quality is only a word. To others, it’s a way of life. Ultimately, the quality of a dog food is best measured by your dog. How your dog... read more

Dog for Sale

A guy is driving around the back lanes of  Shropshire. He sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale ‘He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and... read more

Choosing Food

Choosing the best food for our canine companion is one of the most difficult things to do. There are so many brands with so many claims: ‘balanced nutrition’; ‘high in protein’; ‘all natural’; and ‘fortified with vitamins and... read more

Dog Hair

Dog Hair The National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of dogs. This substance, called “amobacter caninii” has been linked with the following symptoms in females: Reluctance to cook, clean or... read more

Denning is Natural

Denning is a Natural Instinct.      Domestication of dogs is a fairly recent event in the history of canids on earth. Although wild canids have been around for millions of years, they have only spent a few thousand of those as our pets. As a result, they still retain... read more

Owning a dog in Spain

    Essential Animal Information for Pets in Spain An overview of the rules of pet ownership in Spain and what to do about an animal lost or found on the Costa Blanca.In this section:Owning a Dog or Cat in SpainAnimal Organisations in SpainRegulated Animals in Spain... read more

Flea’s

Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds, which are also flightless. In the past, however, it was most commonly supposed that fleas... read more

Fireworks

Fireworks might be one of the most exciting nights of the year for us, but spare a thought for all of the dogs and cats out there who will be quaking in their beds during the firework season.DOGS•    Make sure that your dog isn’t hiding in an alcove in your... read more

Rescue Dogs (TIPS)

Tips for Rescue Dogs Dog’s lives evolve around odor; I always recommend bathing a rescue pet as soon as possible. By doing this you wash away the old identity and allow the dog to get his new identity. Most dogs will roll in the ground to get the identity back.... read more

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog        During October, my friend Daniel died.  I absolutely hate death.  It’s the one thing in this world that we are ultimately powerless to defeat.  Death is the ultimate slap in the face; a reminder that we are not God,... read more

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